All Ages. All Activities.
Launceston's most comprehensive healthcare and wellness professionals.
Inbalance Physiotherapy & Pilates' seasoned physios, Polestar educated pilates instructors and massage therapists - some of the best hands in the business .
In-Balance Physiotherapy and Pilates is located in Launceston, Tasmania. We provide a uniquely tailored healthcare experience with an exceptional team offering Physiotherapy services, lymphoedema treatments, pilates classes, hydrotherapy, massage therapies and more. This holistic approach to health and wellbeing means you’re in good hands - we treat the person, not just the complaint.
Since 2006, In-Balance Physiotherapy and Pilates has provided innovative, safe and effective treatment and services to a broad clientele from across Launceston and northern Tasmania. Our highly experienced team of Physiotherapists are committed to optimising your function, mobility and quality of life.
We believe there’s no one more effective at maintaining your health than you. That’s why we encourage you to take an active role in your own recovery and offer strategies for ongoing health maintenance and prevention of injury. Our multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals can assist you to achieve sensible goals through intelligent treatment, attention to detail and positive reinforcement. We are also uniquely able to offer treatment using a medical grade laser for lymphoedema, soft tissue and other injuries. You can rest assured we provide you with every option and opportunity to reach your health goals.
HERE'S HOW WE CAN BRING BALANCE TO YOUR LIFE
MAINTAIN YOUR MOBILITY AND HEALTH
Physiotherapy helps injury repair by optimising the healing process, reducing pain/stiffness and improving function and mobility. Using a combination of specific hands-on techniques, massage, exercises and useful (easy to understand) info, your preferred physio can help your body achieve its prime healing potential.
PILATES + YOGA
INDIVIDUAL, STUDIO SESSIONS AND CLASSES
Keen to improve your posture and efficiency on a 10km run or even a dash down the supermarket aisle?
PILATES body conditioning teaches controlled movement, breathing awareness and correct body alignment during varied, low-impact but functional exercises. PILATES at In-Balance is also an effective way to recover from injuries, pain or during and after pregnancy. PILATES in a safe environment with skilled, qualified instructors can help you achieve better control of the way you move.
MEDICAL GRADE LASER THERAPY
MEDICAL GRADE LASER THERAPY FOR TREATING SWELLING, HEALING OF PERSISTENT WOUNDS OR DIABETIC ULCERS
The use of laser is well established in the management of soft tissue injuries, painful backs and necks, wounds and the treatment of lymphoedema. Use of a medical grade laser assists treatment of lymphoedema of the chest, breast, armpit, arm and lower limbs.
Laser is also extremely beneficial when treating cording, also known as axillary web syndrome which commonly occurs following breast cancer surgery. Other uses of laser includes treatment of diabetic ulcers and slow or poor wound healing.
RESTORING FLEXIBILITY AND MOVEMENT
Massage will complement any physiotherapy treatment or Pilates exercise program. Relief of stress and muscular tension can help consolidate improvements in posture and strength and contribute to overall wellbeing. And of course it is also wonderful as a pampering treat!
Our four fully qualified massage therapists are available for appointments on most days. Click below to find a treatment that suits you.
Rebates are available with some private health funds using our HICAPS facilities. Gift Vouchers are available for purchase at reception.
EXCELLENT RELIEF FOR PAINS AND STRAINS
Warm baths and hot springs have been seen as medical miracles through the ages. Mineral baths were used to cure all manner of afflictions and most people feel the benefit of warm water. Hydrotherapy is particularly helpful in the winter months when arthritis can flare up resulting in increased joint stiffness. There is much evidence that performing exercise in warm water can be beneficial in assisting healing from injury or surgery.
For your convenience In-Balance stocks a range of Pilates and physiotherapy products from Rollers, theraband, fitballs, orthotics, Pilates kits to Kinesio tape, strapping tape and much more. Available from reception...just ask Anne, Sharon, or Fletch.
YOUR INBALANCE PHYSIO & PILATES TEAM
Launceston's most comprehensive healthcare and wellness professionals all in one location. Talented Physios, Polestar-educated Pilates instructors, and a variety of massage therapies - some of the best hands in the business.
Natalie's passion for encouraging life balance and wellbeing throughout the rehabilitation journey led her to establish In-Balance Physiotherapy and Pilates. She believes that whole body health is more than just a sum of its parts and uses a biopsychosocial approach to empower her clients. Throughout her career Natalie has gained a wealth of experience in the assessment and treatment of complex lumbo-sacral, pelvic and cervico-thoracic presentations, scoliosis, dry needling and is influenced by the work of Canadian Physio LJ Lee. Natalie has been implementing Pilates and core control training in the treatment of spinal pain, sports injuries and dance since 2002. She has attained Rehabilitation Pilates Accreditation, is a mentor with Polestar International, and has completed the Dance Medicine Australia (DMA) Clinical Pilates course. Between work commitments, family life and a family vineyard business she enjoys travel, bushwalking and sharing good wine, food and laughs with friends.
BSc Physiotherapy, Member APA, 1992 Curtin University WA
Member Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Group
Member Physiotherapy Business Group
Through his extensive experience at the LGH Scott has further developed a broad knowledge of musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological rehabilitation. He has an interest in the management of dizziness conditions, stroke rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis and falls prevention. As a keen basketballer, Scott understands the importance of prevention and management of injuries in his role of team Physio for the Launceston Tornadoes. Scott is accredited in rehabilitation pilates with Polestar International and is keen to share his knowledge of its application with others.
B Physiotherapy, 2005 La Trobe University VIC
Member Sports Physiotherapy Group
Michelle's expertise is in management of pathology of the spine. She has previously worked in an enhanced role capacity with spinal surgeons and attended national and international conferences on the latest research in spinal surgery, pain and rehabilitation. Michelle’s role at In-Balance is to use her acquired skills in reading MRI and performing special neurological tests to help accurately assess and treat spinal conditions. Michelle has completed training in Pilates with Polestar and enthusiastically instructs our hydrotherapy classes. Outside of work, Michelle loves to teaching salsa, bushwalking and spending time with her two boys.
B App Sc Physiotherapy, 1993 Curtin University WA
Lisa has a wealth of experience in a range of health settings, specialising in overuse training injuries, rehabilitation, yoga, sports injuries and pilates. She believes management of injury first requires better body awareness. As a result, Lisa is an accredited Level 1 yoga teacher and rehabilitation pilates with Polestar International – complementing previous courses in dry needling, bike setup, Mulligan, McKenzie and Sports Level 1. In her spare time Lisa is a formidable competitive runner and plays touch football. She has attended the Runity Painless Running Certification program to aid her interest in diagnosing and treating injuries sustained through running. She has combined her passions of running and Pilates in developing Pilates classes aimed at improving running performance and preventing injuries..
B Physiotherapy, 2007 University of Newcastle NSW
Michaela returns to In-Balance after living in NSW for the past 2 years and starting a family with husband Dave and baby Maeve. Michaela has a special interest in treating pelvic and thorax problems. She has completed 12 months of study in the Connect therapy model developed by LJ Lee, a world renowned specialist Physiotherapist. This model of treatment involves looking at the connections and links within the body to determine the underlying cause or "driver" of pain, injury or dysfunction. This knowledge complements her passion for sports injuries, pregnancy and post natal related musculoskeletal problems and complex lower back and neck issues.
B Physiotherapy, 2009 Charles Sturt University NSW
Maintaining equal enthusiasm for motivating people to move, keeping them moving and teaching Pilates, Rachel recognises that with all that moving, people also require some massage - which she also dabbles in. Involved in the fitness industry for the past 15 years, her qualifications - Certificates in Fitness and accreditation in Studio Pilates with Polestar- are being expanded as she completes a Bachelor in Health Science at UTAS. A keen swimmer since aged 4 and a qualified swimming teacher, Rachael's an energetic advocate of fitness and understands its role in improving quality of life.
Bachelor Health Science - currently enrolled
Certificate III Fitness
Polestar Pilates Studio and Matwork
Emily discovered the benefits of Pilates through her dad who underwent back surgery in 2011 and was referred to In-Balance for his rehabilitation. His recovery involved a combination of physio treatments and Pilates which fascinated Emily as she realised Pilates isn't only a form of great exercise but can also be used as a tool for rehabilitation. To complement her undergraduate degree and extra qualifications in barre attack she's currently completing a diploma in Pilates through Polestar International. In her spare time she enjoys running, water skiing and spending time with friends and family.
B Applied Science (Exercise + Sport Science), 2011 University of Sydney NSW
Madeleine certified with Canada's Stott Pilates in 1998.
After requiring rehabilitation for an injury to her knee during dance class, Madeleine fell in love with the Pilates principles of precise movement, breathing, core conditioning, stabilisation and increased range of motion. She felt she had finally found a movement and rehabilitation therapy that worked with the whole anatomy and could be applied to any body.
Her background includes studying and teaching dance, massage, piano and vocal training. Madeleine operated her own Pilates Studio and developed programs for competitive swimmers and competitive ice skaters/ice dancers in Canada and worked in numerous Physiotherapy clinics. As a recent import to Tasmania, Madeleine loves her beautiful life with her partner Pete, and their adorable Westie, Talisker.
Pilates + Yoga Instructor
Trisha Dunn comes from a background in contemporary dance, yoga and pilates teaching and was a core member for Tasdance for over 13 years. Her classes feed on diverse training over two decades and a love for breath, awareness and dynamic motion. Trisha is passionate about movement and its ability to improve both our physical and psychological well-being by developing strength, stamina, balance, flexibility, confidence, and awareness. As a mother of 4-year-old twins Trisha is acutely aware of the need for time to refocus and quieten the mind and loves facilitating that for her clients. With a recently completed Polestar pilates training in mat and small apparatus Trisha looks forward to sharing her knowledge through new yoga and pilates sessions.
Massage Therapist & Pilates Instructor
With natural therapies threading through most of her life, Stephani has gained extensive experience in remedial therapies including Bowen Therapy, remedial and deep tissue massage. Most recently she has studied Neuro-structural Integration Technique (NST), an effective bodywork technique that relaxes muscles and fascia in a gentle manner. Stephani has completed her Certificate IV in Studio and Matwork Pilates Accreditation with Polestar International. Stephani enjoys teaching older adults to move well and improve their overall balance and agility. In her spare time Stephani is an active volunteer for her local fire service and her numerous pets keep her very busy.
Jen is our massage therapist performing Remedial and Relaxation massage. Jen is an active mother of 2 children who loves to get out walking, cycling, shooting hoops and travelling the globe. She also plays a key role in helping with the management of the Launceston Tornadoes women basketball team.
She advocates the key benefits of remedial massage for stimulation to the blood supply allowing toxins in the muscles to be removed; calming of the peripheral nervous system to ease pain and discomfort; and toning and relaxing of muscles to improve joint mobility.
Liz is a Registered nurse and oncology massage therapist. She also practices Shiatsu massage and Modern Cupping. As a keen long distance kayaker Liz understands the benefits of massage after an endurance workout.
Qualifications Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
Registered Practitioner for Oncology Massage
Registered Nurse / Rehabilitation
Qualified Instructor of Guigen Qigong
Sheila believes in massage as it reduces stress, muscle tightness and pain while increasing circulation of blood and lymph fluid to detoxify the whole system - promoting health and a sense of well-being - plus regular massage can prevent illness.
Anne ensures our practice runs smoothly and that all clients are treated with respect and confidentiality. Her extensive experience in working with physiotherapists ensures that she is well versed in communicating with clients about their expectations and the benefits of treatment. A skilled problem-solver, ask for Anne if you have any issues that need immediate attention. Or ask about her beloved hounds, Taj and Boof.
With a background in the fitness and health industry and an interest in nutrition and nordic pole walking, Sharon understands the holistic approach to healthcare that our practice prides itself on. Combined with a passion for delivering outstanding customer service, Sharon goes the extra distance to ensure your In-Balance experience is exceptional - also assisting our physiotherapists with hydrotherapy classes. Sharon's Pilates fitness helps her balance when she's out on her trusty roadbike pedalling up and down the Tasmanian hills.
Cert IV Allied Health Assistance
Diploma of Fitness
Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition
Fletch is a much valued member of our administration team who is currently studying Business Administration. She enjoys working within the healthcare industry and out of hours Fletch volunteers at her children’s school and at an aged care facility. She enjoys netball, water basketball, swimming and the odd Pilates class.
on the street or in the carpark opposite. InBalance is located on the left hand side of Paterson Street.
In-Balance Physiotherapy and Pilates adheres to the federal Privacy Act and has comprehensive policies to protect your health information.
From 21 December 2001 health service providers covered by the federal Privacy Act needed to comply with ten National Privacy Principles that allow for individuals to exercise new rights and choices about how their personal and health information is handled in the private health sector. The Act also gives people these rights over personal information held by other private sector organisations.
Health information is defined in both Federal and State Acts as information or opinion about a client regarding such things as wellbeing, disabilities, health services provided or to be provided, and personal information generally. This also includes details such as a person's name, address, account details, Medicare number and health service appointments.
In general a health service provider is required to:
Our practice needs to ensure that consumers are informed about why their health information is being collected, who is collecting it, and how it will be used, to whom it may be given and that they can access it if they wish.
Privacy legislation stipulates that a practice should only collect information that is necessary for the practice's functions or normal activities.
The practice uses fair and lawful ways to collect health information and, where reasonable and practicable, collects health information directly from an individual.
The practice takes reasonable steps to make a client understand why information is being collected and who else it might be given to.
The practice is deemed to be collecting information when it gathers, acquires or obtains information from any source and by any means. Collection covers information kept by the practice even where the practice has not asked for the information or has come across it by accident.
In general, the practice should obtain an individuals consent to collect health information. This consent may be implied or express/explicit.
Implied consent refers to circumstances where it is reasonable for the health professional to infer that consent has been given by the client. For example, if a client presents to a physiotherapist and discloses health information which is written down by the physiotherapist during the consultation, this will generally be regarded as the client giving implied consent to the physiotherapist to collect health information for certain purposes. The extent of the purposes will usually be evident from the discussion between the physiotherapist and the client during the consultation.
Express consent refers to consent that is clearly and unmistakably stated (either in writing, orally, or in another fashion where consent is clearly communicated).
Consent to the collection and handling of health information and consent to treatment are two separate authorities provided by the client.
During the course of your treatment we may request permission to take photographs of you. These are to assist your treatment planning, exercise prescription and to record progress.
Use and Disclosure
Use of health information refers to the handling of client information within a practice. Disclosure refers to the transfer of information outside the practice.
A health service provider may use or disclose health information:
Directly-related secondary purposes may include:
Other purposes for use or disclosure of health information
The practice should only use and disclose health information for other than primary or directly related secondary purposes, if the client gives consent (express or implied) or if an exception applies. Exceptions include uses or disclosures required or authorised by law; uses or disclosures necessary to manage a threat to someone’s life, health or safety; and uses or disclosures for research provided certain conditions are met.
Health professionals in the practice must use or disclose health information if the law requires them to do so. For example, health professionals are required to report child abuse (under care and protection laws) and notify the diagnosis of certain communicable diseases (under public health laws).
If a health professional is served with a subpoena or other form of Court order requiring the production of documents to the Court they are generally required to supply the documents. If a health professional is concerned about how to proceed, they can seek advice from the Registrar of the Court or Tribunal which issued the order or from a lawyer.
Training and education
The use of health information for training and education will usually require the client’s consent. Where consent is sought, the individual should have a genuine choice and not be pressured to agree. If the practice uses de-identified health information for training, client consent is not required.
Public health and safety research and statistics
The practice may use or disclose health information without consent for research or statistics that are relevant to public health or safety. The health information may be used or disclosed only if:
Transfer of information to another health service provider
If a client wants to transfer to a physiotherapist in another practice, they can authorise the disclosure of health information from the original practice to a new practice. A copy of the health information could be transferred in this way. For medico-legal reasons, our practice retains the original record and provides the new physiotherapist with a summary or a copy. If a summary of the client’s health record is provided to the new physiotherapist, a copy of the summary should be kept on file for record purposes.
Our practice charges a reasonable fee to the practice or the client for transferring the client’s health record to another practice.
Client health information that is transmitted electronically over a public network such as the internet can pose significant privacy risks. It is technically possible for a third party to intercept and read emails or for emails to be inadvertently sent to the wrong person. Practices should not transfer client information by email unless it is encrypted.
If the original practice declines to transfer the health information, the client may seek access to the information, request a copy and then take it to the new practice.
Use of health information for practice marketing purposes:
The APA contends that advertising which seeks to inform the public on the scope and availability of physiotherapy services is appropriate. The APA supports the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) position that advertising offers a rich source of information which allows consumers to make informed decisions around their treatment choices and to compare physiotherapy services with a range of professions. Advertising that complies with the Trade Practices Act (1974)1 and provides consumers with choice should be encouraged amongst the profession.
Everyone hates being bombarded with ads for things they don't need or have any interest in. We may use your personal information to send you advertising that is customised or more relevant to your interests, characteristics or general location. This doesn't necessarily mean you'll get more advertising. It just means that the advertising that you see will hopefully be more relevant to you. We may advertise by mail, phone, email, text, and online via the internet and in apps.
We'll make sure that any marketing emails, texts and letters we send you clearly tell you how to opt out, or you can tell our admin staff.
You can opt out of receiving online relevant advertising material at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe button displayed on digital advertising material.
We are committed to ensuring any information you provide is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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